BBC Northern Ireland and BBC Four 10 September–22 October 2019 (seven episodes) By Brian Hanley It is as well to admit at the outset that critiquing a television documentary could […]

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Did Bloody Sunday really create ‘a nation in revolt’ that eschewed constitutional politics? By Dan Haverty A close examination of community politics in Derry’s Bogside after ‘Bloody Sunday’ reveals a […]

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How much did Irish relations with the Commonwealth change after 1949? By Ben Wynne The history of Ireland’s membership of the Commonwealth is well known but the country’s relations with […]

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The Harvard Irish Study, 1930–6. By Anne Byrne and Eoin O’Sullivan Family and community in Ireland, first published in 1940 by Conrad Maynadier Arensberg and Solon Toothaker Kimball, is one […]

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By Fiona Fitzsimons The medieval church practised ‘churching’ as a rite of purification and thanksgiving for the safe delivery of a woman after the birth of her child. It marked the […]

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